Surgical Information Systems

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Surgical Information Systems Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
23 Reviews
3.3
23 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great people, needs leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at Surgical Information Systems full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, company culture is outstanding. Everyone there loves working there and the work they do.

    Cons

    Slow season has lead into a changing in the way employee related costs are handled. Lack off senior management for extended period of time does not instill confidence in employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire upper management to lead company

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Slow decisions, slow product releases.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at Surgical Information Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Technology is current. Products are very niche and very good. Excellent benefits, sick-time, floating holidays, personal days. Office is really nice.

    Cons

    Employee benefits are amazing. Too amazing. People who have been there for years stick around forever when a good round of layoffs would encourage more productivity and commitment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shouldn't have waited so long to remove the old CEO. Uncertain revenue has led to uncertain product planning which affects employee morale. Departmental leadership is good, but slow to respond to changing markets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unfortunate misuse of great potential

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Surgical Information Systems

    Pros

    The company has has some very knowledgeable staff who are great to work with. Given the right guidance and focus, SIS could accomplish great things.

    Cons

    Constant turnover of high-level, valuable staff. Management seems to make arbitrary, impactful decisions with neither regard for consequence nor followup with those affected.

    Company revolves around painfully corporate and slow-moving processes. Higher-ups are not in touch with (and, in cases, several states away from) the problems faced at the working level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appoint some strong and focused leadership at the team level. Recognize value where you have it and make an effort to keep it. Remote management does not work.

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  5.  

    Sales driven company, strong employees.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Surgical Information Systems

    Pros

    Strong, intelligent employees. Great product and work environment. If you contribute, you're taken care of...both personally and professionally. Would recommend SIS to a friend.

    Cons

    Turnover. Sales & Marketing churns over routinely. Makes long term focus difficult and creates a lot of distraction for clients and other employees.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sinking Ship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Surgical Information Systems full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Top notch intelligent employees, Compensation, Flexibility, Office environment, Work-Life balance

    Cons

    A constant influx of new staff in one year followed by sweeping layoffs the following year. Although great products are being produced, the sales and marketing of these products seems to be incredibly unfocused and unsuccessful. Everything seems totally scattered and unorganized. The longer you work here the less you're respected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your long time staff just as much as your new hires. Get your managers some training. Organize your sales operations.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great name, Great marketing, Great Products, Company needs a complete reorganization!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Surgical Information Systems full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very new age corporate offices. The staff is excellent, there are some amazing people working there.

    Cons

    The company is dysfunctional. Sales, Marketing, Implementation, etc are all working independently as opposed to working as one well oiled machine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set up an in house permanent training department. Join the marketing and sales teams into a co-working system in order to get good information out to the customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    The blind leading the blind

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Surgical Information Systems full-time

    Pros

    Nice facility, free coffee and ping pong table that no one uses for fear that someone will see them using it.

    Cons

    Inexperienced IT staff that don't want others to know that they are clueless. The IT management is a living example of the peter principal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire someone from outside that hasn't been at the company their entire career who actually may know something of value to the company.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love them, then leave them

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Surgical Information Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    If you are looking for a company and an environment that will allow you to expand your skill set, make a difference, and work your ass off to do it - this is the place for you. Everyone at the company is passionate about what they do, and it doesn't take long for it to start feeling like a family. SIS only hires smart, ambitious people. It is an incredible environment for someone who wants to work hard and get noticed. If you take the opportunity to be mentored here you can almost soak up the knowledge through osmosis. Ask for what you need, go after what you want - you will rarely, if ever, hear someone tell you "no" to a well thought out plan here, but you have to take the initiative to go do it.

    Cons

    Certain skill sets are more transferable in the company than others, and certain managers try harder to help keep you engaged than others. Once you've learned all you can in the role you were hired for, it might be time to move on. There are worse problems to have at a company. Learn all you can and by all means, attempt to move within the company when it's time. But don't be too shocked if you have to leave to find the growth you're seeking. It seems to be the nature of working for a smaller company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I respect upper management enough to give my feedback directly to them in my exit interview. This really is a great company with a positive trajectory. Every company has things they could do better, and every person has their own strengths and weaknesses, Overall my good experiences here far outweigh the bad.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Small company with limited growth potential for employees, and limited future

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Surgical Information Systems full-time

    Pros

    The line/field/employee level people are some of the brightest I have worked with. Good place to get your feet wet in the software and consulting fields.

    Cons

    SIS has always been small, and has limited opportunity for growth for employees. The solution is very niche and the future is not clear for SIS. As a result of protecting the limited turf, there appears to be a lot of infighting and general mean-spirited behavior to underlings coming from managers, directors, VPs, on up to the executive level. There's more managers and directors per line level employee than anywhere I've ever seen. Some mid-level and directors or VP management - it's unclear what they do to add value. I mean, it's a riddle. The technology is solid in many ways, and outdated in many ways, and it appears that we are waiting for something big to come along. Waiting. And waiting. And yet we wait. By the way, most of these reviews appear to come from management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire. Bring in fresh perspectives with some innovative minds.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A decent place to work, going through growing pains.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at Surgical Information Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong financial backing and aggressive growth plans give way to ample opportunities. If you are aggressive in pursuing your own advancement you can go places. Benefits and pay are ample, but nothing ground breaking.

    Cons

    Going through growing pains where a lack of process and leadership can create a lot of stress. Things seem to be changing for the positive, but it can be difficult in the interim.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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